Humanities at Davidson

Humes at Davidson is community. Humes is critical.

The Humanities Program (Humes) starts with the assumption that no single disciplinary approach can answer the big questions, and so faculty come from across the college. You will hear lectures and be in discussions led by faculty from multiple disciplines like Music, History, German Studies, Film and Media Studies, Global Literary Theory, Religious Studies, Art, and English. 

Humes is learning to engage with the human experience, with "the best which has been thought and said in the world" where "the best" is contingent and up for debate–by you. Humes has a history. And a present. Humes is about revolution. At Davidson, we believe that a liberal arts education requires a balance of courses from across the disciplines, including the humanities, in order for our graduates to have the greatest impact in their post-Davidson worlds. Please contact Program Chair Scott Denham at with any questions. 

Immersive Learning

The Humanities program finds it critical for its students to become immersed in what they're learning, so they make the world their classroom. Students explore the Carolinas, Washington D.C. and countries like Greece, England and France as part of the program.

Study Trips


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Mailing Address

Box 7131
Davidson, NC 28035

Shipping Address

209 Ridge Road
Davidson, NC 28035